Arab Today, arab today salzburg festival promises high art despite lower budget
Last Updated : GMT 14:02:48
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Salzburg Festival promises high art despite lower budget

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Salzburg Festival promises high art despite lower budget

Founder of 'The System' (el-Sistema) music project
Vienna - AFP

The Salzburg Festival, one of the world's most prestigious arts gatherings, will launch on Saturday hoping to prove that a reduced budget and fewer shows do not mean a less exciting programme.

After an eight-percent budget cut down to 60 million euros ($65.2 million, £41.8 million), the 95th edition will feature only 188 performances compared with 270 last year.

The tighter schedule is a telltale sign that interim directors Helga Rabl-Stadler and Sven-Eric Bechtolf have made good on their promise to lower costs after the extravagant two-year reign of Alexander Pereira, who quit in 2014 to direct the La Scala opera house in Milan.

The latest edition, which runs until August 30, has chosen as its theme "Inequality" to highlight the complex interdependent relationships between "masters and servants, the powerful and the powerless, oppression and protest", the pair said in a statement.

Like every year, guests attending the opening night on July 18 will be treated to Joseph Haydn's masterpiece oratorio "The Creation".  

The 2015 event will also premiere three new operas, including "Le Nozze di Figaro", the final instalment of the festival's Mozart cycle featuring Venetian opera librettist Lorenzo da Ponte and accompanied by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Returning operatic crowd-pleasers include "The Knight of the Rose" by Richard Strauss and Giuseppe Verdi's "Il Trovatore".

Meanwhile, sparks are set to fly on the stage when acclaimed theatre director Henry Mason presents his latest adaption of William Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors".

The Austrian-based Brit, who will make his directorial debut at the Vienna State Opera in December, already wooed Salzburg festival spectators last year with the Shakespeare comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream".

Other drama highlights feature Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's tragedy "Clavigo", as well as a specially commissioned version of "Mack The Knife" by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill.

More than 200,000 visitors are expected at the cultural smorgasbord in Austria, which will finish with its famous "Everyman" play.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today salzburg festival promises high art despite lower budget Arab Today, arab today salzburg festival promises high art despite lower budget

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today salzburg festival promises high art despite lower budget Arab Today, arab today salzburg festival promises high art despite lower budget

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Ryanair's O'Leary: Could ground more planes

GMT 06:49 2017 Friday ,22 September

Ryanair's O'Leary: Could ground more planes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Huthis stage defiant rally 3 years

GMT 05:29 2017 Friday ,22 September

Huthis stage defiant rally 3 years
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    

GMT 06:04 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    
Arab Today, arab today Intel chips loaded in Waymo

GMT 14:43 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Intel chips loaded in Waymo
Arab Today, arab today Youssra prepares for launching her  program

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 09:40 2017 Tuesday ,19 September

Actress Ream Hhagag prepares for a new film

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 18:03 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Alarm over flesh-eating ulcer cases

GMT 07:00 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

A no-frills business success

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday